How to steal Bonang Matheba's style


The rules of style and being, according to local celeb Bonang Matheba:

Always accessorise

Coco Chanel said: "Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off."

But she's obviously never met Bonang. Being Bonang means adding, not removing, accessories.

And she loves big earrings, designer sunnies and YSL and Gucci handbags (especially when they are apology presents from AKA, it seems).

Let's go play!! ?????????? #MustBeThatAfricanButter

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She's made caped-swimwear a thing

Beach babe, beach bum, and yes, beach Batgirl.


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Bold makeup is a must

No need to choose one or the other, Bonang likes to slay a cat eye, a red lip AND an extravagant outfit - all at once.


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Make every day, slay day

She even brings it on Sundays - unlike most of us lounging around in sweatpants.

That top, tough...

.....Sunday. ?????? #MustBeThatAfricanButter #OOTD #blackgirlmagic

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Make any ramp, stairway or escalator your designated posing spot

Not all of us can afford to fly private, yet we can all take pointers from her omnipresent self-confidence.

One night. Three cities. ???? Happy New Year!! #NYE #blackgirlmagic #fashion #ootd

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